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Remo, The Adventure Begins
His name was Chiun.
But in the village, the village of Sinanju, they called him Master.

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He was the toughest cop in Brooklyn. Until he woke up one morning to see his own name in the obit headlines-and a new face in the mirror. The face came with a new name, a new I.D., and a new job.

Remo Williams was going to be the Eleventh Commandment: thou shalt not get away with it. And Chiun, a wispy little Korean who talked like a fortune cookie and fought like a martial master, was going to show him how. Just in time to save a beautiful bombshell of an Army major-not to mention America-from a death merchant's dream of destruction....

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Review: Why? Why couldn't there have been a decent villain? The novelization is much like the movie, a really good origin story in search of a worthy foe. Give me Nuihc, give me the Dutchman, give me Mr. Gordons, the Master, or even Friend and I'll give you a great Destroyer movie. And why, why, why, couldn't the word Destroyer have been in the (movie) title? It was a couple years before I realized that this movie had something to do with my Remo.

Remo, the Adventure Begins gets a meager button.tif (31554 bytes)button.tif (31554 bytes), but could have been much higher with a better villain.